Opinion

Letters: Setting things straight

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Yes, let’s set things straight. I don’t know how Mr. Doreski thinks my letter was a personal attack on him, but if you can’t take a rebuttal to your statements, then don’t write them in the newspaper. My letter was an attack on all the trust-funded liberal armchair woodsmen and women who want to take away the rights of the New Hampshire outdoorsmen and women. Mr. Doreski’s … 0

Letters: I knew a girl caught in a trap

Friday, March 27, 2015

To the editor: We’ve seen another letter about the favors done for wildlife by compassionate hunters and trappers, but I don’t think the writer listened while in science class. Animal life began 600 million years ago; mammals have been here for 200 million years, Adam and Eve didn’t appear until maybe 200,000 years ago and all that time the animals made it without … 0

Letters: Sustainable eating matters

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: Consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable. Their conclusions match those of a massive 2010 United Nations report, which concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty … 0

Letters: Examining Ayotte’s record

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: I received a robot call from Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s campaign on my cell phone recently that asked me two questions: age, and sex, then asked if I would vote for Ayotte or Kuster. Then it told me that Ayotte is a very strong on defense … 0

Letters: Bobcats useful vs. Lyme disease

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: Kudos to Linda Dionne of Raymond for providing helpful information about where to write regarding saving the bobcat. At last we have a healthy predator, whose numbers have risen slightly, that can potentially bring down a few deer. What? Yes, deer. A bobcat, while small, … 0

Letters: Bear baiting out of step

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: I do not hunt and have no intention of doing so, but I am not opposed to responsible hunting. I have three hunters in my family who follow the rules and eat what they kill, which is far more humane than our current factory farming … 0

Thank You note: Volunteers make an impact

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: During National Volunteer Week last week, Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center celebrated the dedicated people who take action to solve critical problems in the Monadnock region through volunteer service. Every day you make a difference and we thank you! Volunteers make an impact: ∎ 73 percent of … 0

Letter: Your kindness helps at this time

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: To everyone who has supported us following the death of Donald H. Clough, Sr., we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. We … 0

Letters: Walking the Rindge border

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: To residents of Rindge and surrounding communities: My name is Ben Germano and over the coming weeks, as part of my Eagle project for Boy Scout Troop 308 in Rindge, I will be perambulating the town line of Rindge. Part of this project may include … 0

Letters: SB 136 needs your support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

To the editor: Our representative, Jack Flanagan, sits on a New Hampshire House committee which will soon vote on bill SB 136. His vote is crucial for passage of this bill, which addresses the increasing encroachment of outside interest groups into our local politics. So far, he has … 0

Editorial: Where do you stand, candidates?

Monday, April 20, 2015

We’re now a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, but potential candidates are already making their way through New Hampshire. All three of the declared Republican candidates were on hand — along with more than a dozen potentials who’ve yet to declare — at … 0

Letter: Monadnock Community Hospital administration turns win into a big loss

Friday, April 17, 2015

To the editor: Suppose that you are a CEO or board member of a small hospital like Monadnock Community Hospital, where family medicine doctors are both critical to your mission and nearly impossible to recruit. Wouldn’t you pull out all the stops to retain two highly talented family … 0

Editorial: Surveillance cameras mulled

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Surveillance cameras have long helped law enforcement catch criminals as well as clear potential suspects. At the same time, many argue they protect the public from unlawful abuse from police. Their use in counter-terrorism efforts have also been noted. In Jaffrey this week, the Select Board mulled the … 0